United Parcel Service Inc. is seeking to reach an agreement to buy TNT Express NV as soon as next week after making progress in discussions on jobs and pensions, according to two people with knowledge of the talks.
With the U.S. government on the verge of a historic default, the country’s largest business lobbying group took to the halls of Congress last week to press lawmakers to support the Panama Free-Trade Agreement.
British Airways Plc said European carriers are seeking compensation as unprecedented airspace closings following the volcanic eruption in Iceland cost the industry an estimated $300 million a day in lost sales.
Microsoft Corp .’s repair operations for Xbox units ground to a halt in Japan ’s Fukushima prefecture when the earthquake knocked out power. Then the lights came on to reveal another hurdle: Shipments of the game consoles had been impaired after the disaster two weeks ago.
Not far from where Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke grew up, a revolution inside a Campbell Soup Co. plant explains why U.S. corporations are piling up profits -- with little need to hire more people.